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The Importance Of Preventive Dentistry

Preventive Dentistry in Jeffersonville, IN by Dr. Kirchner, Kirchner Dental

Dr. Kirchner and the rest of us at Kirchner Dental are always here to help, and that includes making sure you’re helping yourself!

Taking good care of your teeth at home is absolutely essential to your overall health. If you neglect your teeth and gums, it can lead to some pretty scary health issues that could’ve been easily avoided.

Let’s check out we can work together to ensure your smile stays in great shape. If you’d like more info or advice on preventive dentistry, or to schedule a dental cleaning, just call our Jeffersonville, IN dentist office today at 812-406-0914 today!

Brushing

 

Sure, it seems like a no-brainer. But how you brush and how often you brush can make a big difference.

Brushing twice a day with a fluoridated toothpaste removes bacteria and food buildup that can greatly affect your smile.

It’s also important to speak with us about brushing methods, depending on your smile. If you brush too aggressively, you could be doing damage to your gums that can lead to gum recession and other issues.

Lastly, don’t forget to brush your tongue and thoroughly rinse!

Flossing

 

Make sure you floss at least once a day, even if you’re keeping up with your brushing. Food can get stuck between your teeth and not only be embarrassing when you smile but also lead to bacteria buildup and infections.

You can even pack some of those cool little plastic “flossers” to take with you to work and quickly get rid of any food particles after lunch!

It only takes a few seconds and makes such a big difference. Plus, who wants to deal with that nagging feeling of having something stuck in between your teeth?

Regular Dental Cleanings With Kirchner Dental

 

Every six months, you should visit us for a dental cleaning and have Dr. Kirchner perform a swift and simple exam of your mouth.

Even if you’ve been diligent with your brushing and flossing, our cleanings can remove plaque that you just can’t do away with on your own.

Our staff and Dr. Kirchner will also be able to identify any potential or existing issues to make sure your teeth and gums remain healthy.

Athletic Mouthguards

 

We will create customized mouthguards for you and any active member of your family. Our mouthguards are designed to perfectly fit our patients’ smiles, which makes them far more comfortable and effective than anything you’ll find at the store.

Dr. Kirchner Can Prevent Current Problems From Coming Back

If you are presently dealing with a dental issue, we offer many options at our Jeffersonville, IN office to provide you with relief and a healthier smile.

We offer CEREC crowns that can protect a damaged tooth, and it takes only one visit for us to create one for you. We also perform root canals to save any damaged teeth, after which we can easily place CEREC same-day crowns to ensure the teeth remain healthy and strong.

If a damaged tooth cannot be saved and has to be extracted, we will gently do so using the latest technology to ensure there’s no unnecessary trauma to your gums or jaw.

For the benefit of your smile and overall health, any missing teeth can be replaced with our dentures, dental bridges, or dental implants.

You Can Always Count On Comfort

Whether you’re just coming in for one of those (very important) cleanings or have a larger dental issue for us to help with, all of us at Kirchner Dental will always make sure you have the most stress-free experience possible.

You’ll feel welcome as soon as you walk through our doors, where you can find snacks and drinks in our waiting area.

Once you’re in one of our massage chairs, you can watch TV, use our iPad headphones, or snuggle up with a blanket and pillow while we attend to your smile.

We also offer sedation options such as nitrous oxide and oral medication to make sure you stay completely relaxed and happy you came.

If you require local anesthesia, we use The Wand instead of a big needle to apply it. The Wand is a computer-controlled system that provides numbing without the “ouch.”

Make An Appointment Today

Find out more about Kirchner Dental’s preventive dentistry tips and services by calling our Jeffersonville, IN office today at 812-406-0914. You can also fill out our online form to contact us.